Firefighters put out blaze at Environcom in Grantham

Fire, Environcom, Grantham. Photo: Mark Hipkiss
Fire, Environcom, Grantham. Photo: Mark Hipkiss
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Firefighters have put out the blaze at the Environcom recycling plant in Grantham.

At its height, 10 fire appliances were tackling tonight’s blaze at the plant in Spittlegate Level, Grantham, which began around 8pm.

Environcom blaze, May 17, 2014. Photo: Paul Clark

Environcom blaze, May 17, 2014. Photo: Paul Clark

A spokesman for the company told the Journal that nobody was reported hurt in the blaze and that the fire service had accounted for everybody who was working on site this evening.

The spokesman could not say how much damage had been caused as staff were not being allowed back on to the site, but he believed staff would be returning to the site in the morning. He said police were reopening Spittlegate Level to traffic.

The fire started soon after 8pm and sent a large plume of thick black smoke across the town. It is believed that part of the plant has been affected, rather than the whole site.

One Environmcom worker, who was not on shift at the time, said near the scene: “There were no big explosions so that’s a good sign.”

A former worker said he no longer worked at Environcom but had been at the former premises in Houghton Road, Grantham, which had been totally devastated by a fire in 2007.

Another witness, Paul Clark, said he was walking past the factory when the fire started and took pictures which he sent to the Journal.